99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne – Review

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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: 99 Percent Mine is a fun and entertaining romance that is perfect for Valentines Day!

“Friends and family are the only ones I have a chance of keeping forever. And that’s what I want. To keep you, forever.” 

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King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: King of Scars absolutely blew me away. It was everything I wanted and more, and I don’t think I’ll be able to function normally until I can read the next book!

“The monster is me and I am the monster.”  

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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Grave Mercy is a unique, fascinating historical with a thrilling blend of fantasy, romance, and murder.

“When one consorts with assassins, one must expect to dance along the edge of a knife once or twice.” 

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Fame, Fate, and The First Kiss by Kasie West – ARC Review

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Any quotes used in this review are from the ARC and are subject to change upon publication.

Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
4/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell: Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss is a perfectly fun and lighthearted read that is sure to entertain you.

“You have no idea how much different it is off script. You need a real kiss. Your first real kiss. “

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January 2019 Wrap Up & Possible End of Reading Slump!

January started rough. I was in the middle of a horrible reading slump and just had no motivation to get through books, but I think it’s really turned around! I spent the last week and a half of the month rereading some favorites in preparation for one of my most anticipated books of the year! I think those rereads helped me get back into the reading habit and saved me from my slump (although if you want to hear about more tips to get out of a reading slump, I have a whole post about it).

Read more to see all the books I’ve read this month!

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My February 2019 TBR

There are so many amazing books I want to read, but I managed to narrow my TBR down to my top 5. I tried to mix it up with ARCs and new releases, all of which I’ve been dying to read!

Last month, I got to one book from my TBR, but hopefully this month I’ll do better. I’ve already started King of Scars, so maybe this momentum will continue throughout the month.

Read more to hear about each of these amazing-sounding books!

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15 Most Anticipated Releases of February 2019

February is going to be a busy month. There are so many amazing books coming out, plus my 21st birthday is on the 4th so super excited!

While 15 releases may seem like a lot, there are even more than the ones I mentioned here. I had to narrow it down to the stories I’m dying to get my hands on, otherwise, this post would get a little bit too long.

Read on to see what I’m most excited for, in order of release date!

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Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Ruin and Rising is a spellbinding conclusion to an amazing and unique fantasy series.

“I will strip away all that you know, all that you love, until you have no shelter but mine.”B

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The Various Covers of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – Cover Change Corner

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
US Paperback (2007) vs. US Paperback (2013)
Movie Tie-In Edition vs. 10th Anniversary Edition

This series is so much better than all of its covers combined (However I do like the 10th Anniversary edition). It has gone through so many cover changes, and honestly, I just want this epic series to have the covers it deserves.

The original covers are a little cringey, but kinda the classic YA paranormal type. They did rebrand them in 2013, but they didn’t improve it much. They took the previous cover, and threw an overlay on top with some letters. As for the movie tie-in, it isn’t awful. I’m never a fan on movie tie-in editions because I just don’t like people on covers, but by having a cohesive color scheme and really making the title pop with the bright pink, it felt a little more unique and original. The 10th Anniversary edition is definitely my favorite, with a simple color scheme and a faded rose on the cover. Simple, cute, and slightly ominous, which fits the series pretty well.

Have you read this series? Which cover do you prefer?

Also, what cover changes do you want me to talk about next?

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Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Shadow and Bone is an amazing introduction to a fascinating world and complex characters that will take over your life. I’m serious. This series (and universe) will ruin you.

“‘Fine,’ he said with a weary shrug. ‘Make me your villain.’”

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